- Learn for free on LinkedIn
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- Let recruiters know you’re interested
Go to your LinkedIn profile, click on Preferences and turn the feature to on. You can designate location, industry, and even the size of companies you want to target. Worried about privacy or your current company finding out? According to LinkedIn, “We will hide the Open Candidates signal from recruiters at your company or affiliated company recruiters.”
- Get a LinkedIn Profile Badge
Now you can promote yourself outside of LinkedIn. More than just the customized URL, a badge includes your:
– profile picture
– job title
– current company
You create the badge from LinkedIn. Once you have one, you can use it in your email, on a personal website/blog or even on an online resume. Anything you can do to set yourself apart is a plus!
To do this:
Go to your LinkedIn page and click on the “View Profile As” button and choose Customize Your Public Profile. Once you get to that page (seen below), scroll to the bottom.
Then, you will click on the “Create a public profile badge.”
Next, follow the directions to create your badge.
You will see that there are numerous sizes/choices:
If you haven’t made a customized LinkedIn Public Profile URL yet, make sure you do! This is a link that you can share anywhere. LinkedIn gives you a URL already, but it includes lots of numbers and is not easy to remember. You can easily edit and change it by going to the same page as you go to for making a badge. Just click the pencil to make the edits.
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